Shipping Valentine’s 2017

Welcome to Valentine’s Day 2017

Books ordered by Tuesday, February 7, using STANDARD USPS shipping ($8.50) should arrive by the following Tuesday (February 14 – Valentine’s Day) in the USA, but carry no “guaranteed” delivery unless using EXPRESS  Shipping ($32.50).

If you are looking for guaranteed delivery dates, you will have to choose the EXPRESS (USPS Express Mail) shipping method. STANDARD shipping (USPS Priority Mail) is not and has never been guaranteed for delivery.

But please keep in mind that even with EXPRESS shipping, each book has to be handmade first, which means you cannot order today and expect shipment nor delivery tomorrow.

Our long-standing policy remains in effect: no refunds will be issued due to weather issues. If planes can’t fly and trucks can’t roll, no mail will get delivered.

Weather and disasters are always beyond our power, and we hope all of us have none to be concerned with. However, we cannot be held accountable for delivery problems caused by circumstances beyond our control.

BOTTOM LINE: If you are concerned about getting your book by Valentine’s Day, get your order in as soon as possible so you won’t have to worry about not getting your book on time.

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New book marks our 25th anniversary year

This marks of our 25th anniversary here at YourNovel.com. What a ride it’s been! To celebrate, we’re offering readers the the ride of their lives — to 150 years in the past — in our newest title ready to be personalized for you and your sweetie.

WildWestFrontWEBNew to our line-up is Wild West Love Fest by Thomas Marcy, now available on our website, with an Old West town and characters right out of central casting.

And for reading this, here’s a special code for 10% off. At online checkout, simply use the promotional discount code YNBlog10% – which you can share with friends and across social media.

Stay tuned for more about our silver anniversary here at YourNovel.com and founders J.S. Fletcher and Kathy M. Newbern, aka Fletcher Newbern, and how a quick quip led them to create the genre of personalized romance novels any couple can star in.

ValSpecialMeanwhile, peruse some of our other products like our Little Lovey Duckies, our Love Bears and a bound set of 52, fully customizable “Love Notes” printed on one side and open for your creative musings on the other. Simply detach and share with that special someone every week in the coming year. Now that’s spreading the love.

The best is is our Lover’s Special Package that includes bears, duckies and Love Notes for only $15 plus plus free shipping. Supplies are limited and only available for U.S. shipping.

 

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Be a Veteran’s Valentine

We love this! Our local library is sponsoring Valentine making sessions all this week, and the cards will be sent to area vets. Check and see if your library is doing the same thing.  What a great way to send a little love to such a deserving group of people.

Here’s the link for the national program: http://www.military.com/veterans-report/valentines-for-veterans

Originally posted 2011-01-25 14:25:35.

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YourNovel.com featured on My Carolina Today

My Carolina Today hosts Valonda and Sharon chat with Kathy of YourNovel.com about how the concept of personalized romance novels came about — yes, it’s part of Kathy & Fletcher’s real-life love story — and about how these books are a fun, unique gift for Valentine’s Day. The ladies will actually be getting their own “wild” or “mild” romance novels starring them and their hunky heroes, so check back . . .

Kathy poses with Valonda and Sharon, hosts of My Carolina Today

Originally posted 2011-01-22 12:06:09.

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YourNovel.com featured on The Daily Buzz

Kathy had a blast on her return visit to The Daily Buzz TV show. The hosts always have fun with the idea of starring together in your own romance novel by acting out a little section from one of the 30+ titles. This time, the action came from “Sea Double: A Cruise Romance” and “Negril Everlasting: A Couples Resort Romance.”

Check out the hilarious video clip on our Facebook Page, and become a fan while you’re there. Contests coming soon!

Originally posted 2011-01-19 10:53:02.

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Love the Twilight books? Now star in your own Vampire adventure

Our writer Gail Gibbs has penned three different novellas for us, all with a vampire theme. Now for the first time, they are combined in our first personalized vampire book that you and your blood-thirsty honey can star in: “Vampire Saga: A Trio of Tales.”

Vampires walk among us in this trilogy of romantic paranormal adventures, complete with jealousy, intrigue and danger.

You, as the  starring couple must learn to cope with the hidden world of vampires when you encounter a couple whose fiery love has spanned the centuries.

Set among the wild and majestic Rocky Mountains, you find yourselves drawn into a world of blood lust and supernatural powers and discover that associating with vampires can be both exciting and deadly.

Passion abounds, and not just among the vampires!

Love’s eternal power is put to the test as you  must draw on every ounce of you guile, courage and devotion to see yourselves through this adventure.

The Vampire Sage features this three short stories: “Vampire Rhapsody,” “Fresh Blood,” and “Blood Starved.”

And, don’t forget, Valentine’s quickly approacheth.

Originally posted 2011-01-14 13:01:21.

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New for 2011: Go on Safari

Our new book

Star in our newest book set on African Safari

We are thrilled! Just finished the cover of the new book for 2011 – hope you like it. “African Safari: Wild Life, Wild Love” is based on our own real-life, wild adventures on safari in southern Africa, booked through Abercrombie & Kent. We think you’ll love this new book. Tell all your friends. Special shout-out to our guide, Keennan Tholex, who provided the cover art of Alice the Leopard. Yes, we saw her. Here’s the direct link to view an excerpt and order the new book online; and don’t forget, it comes in paperback or hardback, in “wild” or “mild” and you can even add your photo to the cover. (Click here for examples.)

Originally posted 2011-01-12 10:00:25.

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YourNovel featured on Gizmodo

So cool: Gizmodo selected our personalized romance novels to feature in its holiday gift guide for “gifts for geeks and loved ones” called: Heartwarming Gifts For the Goofy Romantic.

Check it out.

Here’s what they had to say: Those trembling bodices and quivering loins aren’t limited to the Fabios of the world. Just give YourNovel your and your significant others’ names, 26 personal details, and choose from a few dozen themes that range from the exotic Rome: Diamonds, Danger and Desire to the sportier Sandhills Fore-Play. Every personalized book can come in “Mild” or “Wild” flavors, and for an extra $25 they’ll even throw your picture on the cover.

Originally posted 2010-12-10 09:06:54.

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Third vampire eBook on sale

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If you love all those vampire books and movies, you’re in luck as author Gail Gibbs has penned her third vampire eBook in her series for YourNovel. This one’s called “Blood Starved.” Gibbs has also written “Vampire Rhapsody” and “Fresh Blood.”

In “Blood Starved,” our starring couple are summoned to a Rocky Mountain hideaway where a convention of vampires takes them further into the world of blood lust and superhuman powers. Again they fall under the safeguard of their friends, the Duvalls, a pair of vampires who have seen centuries of creation and destruction. On this adventure, our couple find themselves embroiled in unexpected circumstances that require guile, courage, trust, and ultimately love to see them through.

“Blood Starved” is on sale for $19.95, while “Fresh Blood” and “Vampire Rhapsody” can be ordered at a the great combo for $24.95. Remember: eBooks are not bound or printed, but are delivered electronically, usually within 24 hours.

Originally posted 2010-12-05 16:15:30.

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Second vampire eBook on sale

© 2010 YourNovel.com
We are delighted to announce the second eBook from Gail Gibbs, a continuation of her vampire series that began with “Vampire Rhapsody.” Twilight fans, take notice:

(April 27, 2010 – RALEIGH, NC) –  YourNovel.com, which lets any couple star in their own personalized romance novels, has announced that its second vampire eBook, “Fresh Blood,” is now available online. “Fresh Blood,” from Arizona author Gail Gibbs, continues the story she began in “Vampire Rhapsody,” her first vampire eBook for YourNovel.com.

As with all YourNovel.com books and eBooks, “Fresh Blood” can star any couple thanks to an online questionnaire of 26 details, including the couple’s names, hometown, places of work, eye and hair color, best friends’ names, favorite perfume and cologne, favorite music, how long they’ve been together, and more.

The eBook also can be ordered “wild” or “mild” in terms of the romantic interludes, as can all YourNovel.com titles.

In “Vampire Rhapsody,” the starring couple take a work/play vacation and encounter a pair of vampires who entice them into a game that tests the love of both couples. In “Fresh Blood,” the starring couple are invited back to Colorado to the premier of an opera and party hosted by their new, rich vampire friends. More surprises, twists, and turns provide plenty of action, and again love’s eternal power is put to a test, this time involving life and death. (It’s not necessary to have read the first eBook in order to follow “Fresh Blood.”)

Gibbs came to YourNovel.com through the company’s romance-writing contest in 2002 to celebrate its tenth anniversary. Ten winning short stories — including her “Passion Among the Stars,” a romantic story set in outer space — was published in the anthology “Celebrating Romance,” still available on the company website, www.yournovel.com.

Gibbs says, “After I was selected to be published in ‘Celebrating Romance,’ I gained the confidence to submit my efforts to the marketplace and have had other encouraging successes. I had a great time writing ‘Passion Among the Stars,’ so I was excited to get an opportunity to work on this longer eBook for YourNovel.com. Then when they asked for a second installment of the story, I was thrilled. Writing is now my full-time passion with the goal of developing it into a full-time career.”

Gibbs also has published short stories in Church Educator and AlienSkin online magazine, and short pieces in Natural Health and True Confessions. The first chapters of her unpublished science fiction novel placed second in the sci-fi/fantasy category of the 2007 SouthWest Writers Annual Contest. She is a member of Arizona Mystery Writers, the Tucson Saguaro Romance Writers, and the Society of Southwestern Authors, and won a commendation in their 2009 Writing Contest, including publication of her short story in The Story Teller. She also will have a story in the eBook version of the upcoming science fiction anthology Cheer Up, Universe.

After 25 years living in Silver City, NM, she and her husband of 28 years, Ron, moved just north of Tucson to Oro Valley, AZ, last year.

She met her own real-life sweetheart while working in the ore analysis lab of New Cornelia Mine at Ajo, AZ.

They have one daughter, Emily, who lives in Wisconsin with her husband, Jay David.

Gail Gibbs received a chemistry degree from the University of Arizona in 1978, and a business degree from Western New Mexico University in 1999. She’s worked a variety of jobs from mining labs to town clerk to non-profit accounting, and has written for her own enjoyment through it all.

“Working with YourNovel.com has been fun,” the author added. “The owners, who are themselves writers, have been very encouraging.”

YourNovel.com’s founders, Kathy M. Newbern and J.S. Fletcher, who form the husband/wife writing team Fletcher Newbern, have written 18 titles in the line-up. Their company originated personalized romance novels in 1992, and now has six additional writers.

“Fresh Blood,” available from www.YourNovel.com for $24.95, is currently on sale for $19.95, and is the fourth eBook the company has issued. It joins “Danger in Dublin” by Monica Hunt Ellison and “Buried Love” by Katie Brown, and of course Gibbs’ “Vampire Rhapsody.”

In all, YourNovel.com offers seven eBooks — other settings are ParisGreat Exuma in the Bahamas, Little Palm Island in FL, and The Reefs in Bermuda — and 26 full-length adventure-romance novels in either paperback (starting at $39.95) or hardback (starting at $84.95), and there’s the option to add a photo of the starring couple to the cover for $25 more. Paperbacks are generally delivered in one week in the U.S.; hardbacks take two weeks. But eBooks, once payment is approved, are quickly emailed to customers for their own download and printing.

The fastest way to order all titles is on the web at www.YourNovel.com. Those without Internet access can call (800) 444-3356 to have information faxed or mailed.

YourNovel.com has an ongoing call for submissions, especially for eBooks. Contact submissions@yournovel.com for guidelines.

Originally posted 2010-04-27 08:51:22.

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Kathy on John Boy & Billy (Mother’s Day)

At Valentine’s, Kathy had so much fun being on John Boy & Billy’s “The Big Show,” that she went on air again for Mother’s Day. The hosts of this nationally syndicated radio show had a blast, yet again, talking about how YourNovel.com can put you and your sweetie – the momma of your children – together in a romance novel.

Originally posted 2010-04-19 08:38:46.

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Look who’s starring in a book

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Talk about getting into the spirit of things. Radio personalities Paul Fuller & Al Matthews went a little overboard (pun intended) when creating their photo to add to the cover of their personalized romance novel “High Seas Romance.”

Yes, it’s a story of a brave and dashing captain in the British Royal Navy (that’s Al channeling Johnny Depp) who must go wherever duty takes him. His true love (Paul, who gives bodice-buster unique meaning) seeks a way to avoid being left behind, and in doing so faces many challenges.

What follows is a swashbuckling adventure featuring exotic ports-of-call perfect for romance and a glimpse into a time where seemingly simple choices meant the difference between life and death.

Will our couple succumb to perils natural or manmade? Or will their love shelter them from the storm? Or will they set a new trend for Casual Friday?

Hear the interview with “The Paul & Al Show” on WHJY 94.1 Providence, RI.

Originally posted 2010-03-12 09:40:27.

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Readers write and thank us

© 2010 YourNovel.com
One of the most rewarding things about running YourNovel.com is hearing from our readers who absolutely love the product.
At first, they are intrigued by the idea of starring together in a romance novel, but then, when they actually get a book in their hands (or an eBook via email), they write back with fabulous comments like this one from Debbie in Jackson, MO:

“Dear YourNovel.com – Wanted to tell you what a great Valentine your book was to my husband. We had a good laugh and were impressed by the size and look of the book. I ordered Heart of the Keys, which was perfect since we had been to Key West years ago. I could actually picture us there again while reading the book. Thank you for delivering the book in a timely manner and helping make it a great Valentine’s Day.”

Thank you, Debbie, for making our day!

Originally posted 2010-02-26 12:57:35.

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YourNovel on ‘Walking on Air’

Betsy and Sal are a sister team on the syndicated, one-hour radio talk show “Walking on Air,” which they call “two parts chaos and one part spandex.” Their concept is simple: What do women talk about when they go walking? They are heard on radio stations from California and Iowa to Illinois, Virginia and North Carolina. We had a lot of fun chatting with them recently.

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Originally posted 2010-02-19 09:27:11.

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Fletch with Kim Iverson

“Your Time with Kim” features Kim Iverson on the radio. She had great fun interviewing Fletch at YourNovel.com.

Originally posted 2010-02-05 09:35:47.

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YourNovel On Palm Springs TV

Lifestyle expert Stacie Krajchir led her great Valentine’s gifts segment on KPSP-TV in Palm Springs by talking about how great YourNovel.com is as a gift for couples at under $50

Palm Springs CBS station gift ideas

Originally posted 2010-02-04 09:00:45.

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Perfect for Valentine’s: 52 Customizable Love Notes only $10

Get a head-start on your  Valentine’s gift buying with our creative Love Notes on cardstock that you can customize with your own special messages, and there are enough that you can give one a week for the whole year. Our supply is limited, so we encourage you to order now.

lovenotescoverimg_2779These 52 Love Notes come bound, flip-top, notebook style and are easily removable one by one. The cover reads “You’re Just My Type, Love Noves – 52 Ways to Say “I Love You.”

Each card front inside has an encouraging saying or fun request, like “Baby, you still got it. (And I still want it.)” On the back side of each removable, 4 x 6 card are lined, blank spaces you can customize with your own special message.

Slip your special love note in a briefcase, under the pillow, or mail it to him or her at work. Frame it or include in a greeting card. Tuck one by his/her breakfast bagel (maybe seal it with a kiss -SWAK).

The $10 cost includes Free Shipping in the U.S., making this a very affordable Valentine’s gift at only 19 cents per Love Note. And they are attractively packaged.

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Shown above are card fronts and backs plus a sample spread of some of the 52 messages.

Shown above are card fronts and backs plus a sample spread of some of the 52 messages.

Message: Kiss me. Hug me. Repeat as necessary (shown: front and back of same card.)

Message: Kiss me. Hug me. Repeat as necessary (shown: front and back of same card.)

 

Here are a few of the other sweet, loving sentiments you’ll get in the $10 pack of 52 Love Notes:

  • You and I can do almost anything — or nothing at all – and still have the most  awesome time.
  • I love the way you look – and the way you look at me.
  • Thanks for always knowing just what to say — even when it’s nothing at all.
  • Inside your hug is one of the best places in the whole world!
  • My sweet, my sweet, you’re my favorite treat.

(Please note: Several notes feature Bible scripture such as “Your love has given me great joy and encouragement,” and “Love is patient, love is kind … love never fails.”)

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YourNovel on Froggy 103.7

Forrest Jump & Windy Waters, WFGE, Murray, KY, featured YourNovel.com’s personalized romance novels on their show. Hear what the winner of one of these books had to say about it.

Originally posted 2010-02-03 11:01:42.

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Fletch on WHJY, Providence

Kevin, “the Lowly Stuntboy,” had a fun interview with Fletcher about YourNovel.com on The Paul & Al Show on 94 HJY, a radio station in Providence, RI: WHJY. Thanks, guys, for Keeping the Love Alive.

Kevin had a lot of fun with it just as you can have a lot of fun starring in your own personalized romance novel.

Fletch on Paul and Al with Kevin

Originally posted 2010-01-22 16:18:45.

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Second detective novel available

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We are delighted to announce the second book from Geno Vincenzo, a continuation of his Gal and Guy Private Eye Agency series that began with “Missed Tryst.” You become the sleuths in his new “A Reunion To Die For,” just released:

(January 14, 2010 – RALEIGH, NC) –  Love those old detective stories and film noir with the likes of Humphrey Bogart, Sidney Greenstreet and Peter Lorre? Well now you can star in a personalized detective novel, the second in a series from writer Geno Vincenzo and YourNovel.com.

The newly released “A Reunion To Die For” is Vincenzo’s second novel for YourNovel.com, where again, the starring couple are operators of the Gal and Guy Private Eye Agency. This time, the crime-solving twosome unwittingly find themselves in the middle of a class reunion in a cold clime where not all the participants are intent on rehashing the old days. The chance to cash in on someone else’s hard work is too much to resist for some people, and that’s when our hero and heroine find themselves involved in the revelry in ways they never expected.

YourNovel.com has been putting couples everywhere in their own personalized romance/adventure novels since 1992, now with 33 different books and eBooks to star in via an online questionnaire of 26 details, including the couple’s names, hometown, places of work, eye and hair color, best friends’ names, favorite perfume and cologne, favorite music, how long they’ve been together, and more. “A Reunion To Die For” can be ordered “wild” or “mild” in terms of the romantic interludes, as can all YourNovel.com titles.

This is the second time Geno Vincenzo has tackled the detective genre, with flair and fun, for YourNovel.com. His first book, “Missed Tryst,” was issued in 2007. At that time, he explained: “I have always loved a good detective story, especially those that dominated the genre in the ’40s and ’50s. ‘The Maltese Falcon’ was a favorite. Writing ‘Missed Tryst’ was like taking a time machine back to the ’40s and toasting the great comic and drama actors of the time, in black and white, of course.”

Vincenzo met YourNovel.com founders J.S. Fletcher and wife Kathy M. Newbern when they lived and worked on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. That’s where YourNovel.com  originated in 1992 and where Vincenzo still lives, in Manteo. Since then, Fletcher and Newbern, also authors for YourNovel.com, moved their company to Raleigh. Said Newbern, “We always stayed in touch, and were so happy when Geno produced ‘Missed Tryst,’ a great addition to our line-up and a good seller. So of course we’re really delighted that he’s delivered a second tale in the series because, as an author, he has such fun with his characters and story line that it makes a great romp for our readers.”

Vincenzo, originally from East Rochester, NY, retired in 2000 after eight years as an associate superintendent for Dare County Schools and more than 40 years as an educator. He still works as a consultant. He and his wife have two daughters and two grandchildren (who, incidentally, have cameo appearances in “A Reunion To Die For”). His other passions include reading, writing, playing golf and Italian cooking. ” My favorite title,” he adds, “is Grandpa, and my grandchildren, Patterson and Atticus are, along with my bride, Pat, my evening star and morning sun. I’ve spent a lifetime as an educator, from public school to university, but if you scratch me, just below the surface you will find the word ‘teacher.’ ”

“A Reunion To Die For” can be ordered in paperback, starting at $49.95, or hardback, starting at $94.95 (check online for sale prices). There’s also the option of uploading the starring couple’s photo to add to the book cover – “prefeably in trench coat,” Vincenzo joked. The fastest way to order this and all titles is on the web at www.YourNovel.com. Those without Internet access can call (800) 444-3356 to have information faxed or mailed. Paperbacks take a week in the U.S.; hardbacks take two weeks, and add $7 shipping/handling in the U.S. or $15 out of country for global priority mail. EBooks ($20) are delivered electronically and include a vampire story, a golf fantasy, and beach, Dublin and Paris settings, as well.

Originally posted 2010-01-13 08:31:40.

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